New High-Pressure Ion Chromatography (HPIC) System Delivers New Levels of Simplicity and Flexibility
Product News May 11, 2016
Now scientists in environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical and industrial/petrochemical laboratories can rely on a new flexible and configurable HPIC system designed to deliver exceptional performance, productivity and efficiency.
The Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system, which is on display at Analytica 2016 (Messe München, booth 101, hall B1) in Munich, Germany, is the newest addition to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s leading ion chromatography portfolio. The system is intuitive and easy-to-use, and capable of addressing challenging laboratory workflows.
“The new Dionex Integrion HPIC system delivers innovation from the inside out,” said Evett Kruka, vice president and general manager, ion chromatography and sample preparation, Thermo Fisher. “With 40 years of expertise and innovation in ion chromatography, we have worked closely with our customers to develop a system on which they can rely to produce accurate and reproducible results, under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Whether scientists are using IC technology to analyze water, food and beverages, biofuels or pharmaceuticals, the Dionex Integrion HPIC system offers flexibility, ease-of-use and configurability to meet their evolving needs.”
The Dionex Integrion HPIC system delivers features previously available only on high-end Thermo Scientific systems, including high-pressure capability and optional electrochemical detection. With a simple, logical, flow-based plumbing layout and integrated performance features, including whole-system smart monitoring, the Dionex Integrion HPIC offers fast run times in a robust and reliable system.
Englyst Carbohydrates Ltd, a research led laboratory based in Southampton, UK, is focused on providing a detailed nutritional characterization for dietary carbohydrates including starch digestibility and composition of plant cell walls. “Our work has relied on high-performance ion chromatography for the detail and precision it provides,” said Dr Klaus Englyst, managing director at Englyst Carbohydrates Ltd. “The new Integrion system combines the best features of HPIC in a compact format that is easy to use. The single channel pump design with inline eluent generation makes it easy to instantly have a range of hydroxide eluent strengths and gradients without having to worry about the reproducibility issues with carbonate contamination.”
Additional features of the Dionex Integrion HPIC system may include:
• Easy-to-install IC PEEK Viper Fittings that enable easy operation and minimize peak dispersion and band broadening—ultimately improving chromatographic resolution.
• Detachable tablet with local language support that allows the flexibility to access IC controls even while away from the instrument.
• Consumables device monitor that regulates installation errors by logging and tracking both system and consumable performance—storing data in a secure, cloud server that improves preventative maintenance and maximizes uptime.
• Thermally regulated detector compartment that provides extended life to consumables.
• Thermo Scientific Dionex Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software to streamline workflow from samples to results quickly and easily.
Also new to the Thermo Scientific IC portfolio is the Thermo Scientific Dionex Aquion IC system, which brings reliability in a compact platform and the simplified operation needed for routine IC analysis. Based on the company’s reliable ICS-1100 platform, the system features electrolytic suppression for consistent performance and ease-of-use, an optional column heater for improved reproducibility and an optional vacuum degasser for improved baseline stability.
For a closer look at the Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion HPIC system, visit Thermo Fisher at Analytica booth 101, hall B1, or, for more information, visit www.thermoscientific.com/integrion.